Thursday, February 7, 2013

"SISTAR19 releases choreography video for “Gone Not Around Any Longer”" plus 19 more

"SISTAR19 releases choreography video for “Gone Not Around Any Longer”" plus 19 more

SISTAR19 releases choreography video for “Gone Not Around Any Longer”

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 09:31 AM PST

SISTAR19‘s choreography video for “Ma Boy” went viral in 2011, receiving nearly 38 million views and now the choreography video for “Gone Not Around Any Longer” has been released!

After releasing their single last week, the song has been receiving a lot of love, achieving all-kills in Korea.

The sub-unit, consisting of vocalist Hyorin and rapper Bora, teamed up with producer Brave Brothers once again for their new title track, which is a song that expresses the feelings of both falling in love and drifting apart. Director Joo Hee Sun, who also directed SISTAR's "Alone", also participated in SISTAR19′s new music video.

The song and the dance for “Gone Not Around Any Longer” have been a hot issue, especially their ‘floating’ dance on top of the glass table.

Check out the choreography video below!

Woohyun celebrates his birthday with INFINITE members

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 09:03 AM PST

INFINITE‘s Woohyun celebrated his birthday with his fellow members and his CEO.

Woohyun’s birthday is on February 8th, and his fellow members and his label CEO came to congratulate him on his birthday. It looked like Woohyun had a great time, and even had some cake smeared on his face for his birthday.

He wrote, “Inspirit, thank you for being with me on my birthday. Right now, the members and my CEO are next to me. Kekekeke =_=. Tomorrow, I’ll be with my family ^^“.

As a special gift to his fans on his birthday, Woohyun shared the selca below and also wrote, “Releasing a selca because it’s my birthday keke =_=“.

Happy birthday to Woohyun!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

JYP Nation get together to celebrate the year of the snake

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 08:32 AM PST

The artists from JYP Entertainment got together to celebrate the year of the snake.

As the Lunar New Year is approaching on February 10th, artists are getting in hanboks and wishing their fans a happy Lunar New Year.

JYP Entertainment decided to get a little unique, and each celebrity in the label decorated a little part of a large picture of two snakes for the Lunar New Year. The above photo was attached to a tweet that read,

You can see the various designs from the members of 2PM, 2AM, miss A, 15&, Baek Ah Yeon, Wonder Girls, JJ Project, the JYP Entertainment actors, as well as J.Y. Park himself.

Happy Lunar New Year to JYP Nation!

Source: JYP Entertainment’s Twitter

Head of Park Bo Young’s agency under fire for disrespectful post about ‘Laws of the Jungle’ + apology

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 08:01 AM PST

Kim Sang Yu, the head of actress Park Bo Young‘s agency has been drawing attention for his cynical comment about ‘Laws of the Jungle‘.

Park Bo Young was appointed to join the crew for ‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ in New Zealand and Kim Sang Yu was also present for the trip.

On February 5th, Kim Sang Yu used profanity on his Facebook as he wrote that 'Laws of the Jungle' was fake, saying, “A fake program! What is this! This is worse than a television drama~ real variety plus documentary? Are you kidding me (profanity)? Forcing people to eat things they don’t want to eat and catching animals and releasing them nearby to capture reactions? Go to New York’s Central Park next time and catch a squirrel you XX.

He continued, “Choosing places they want to vacation to and drinking $1,000 worth of beer in their hotel rooms. Now, [they] just shamelessly drink at a bar. And this is supposed to be the program that won the best program award.

Kim Sang Yu’s post was a serious blow to the credibility of the realistic variety show ‘Laws of the Jungle’. A representative from SBS commented on this sudden statement saying, “This is nonsense. We are also very surprised by this sudden post.

The representative from SBS continued, “The actors and the production crew reside separately in the jungle and the managers and other staff members stay at a different residence. [He] posted on Facebook about drinking and partying there without double checking. Then, this issue made it into the headlines and the news spread.”

After this became a hot topic, Kim Sang Yu took to his Facebook to apologize, writing, “I apologize for rashly creating a post that created misunderstandings.” He explained the situation, “I see Bo Young every five days at the base camp after she finishes filming for 'Laws of the Jungle‘ and I felt regretful and sorry after seeing her having such a hard time. When they were filming at another survival area in the pouring rain and there was no news about withdrawing, I anxiously waited at the base camp while drinking beers.

I finally saw Bo Young when the jungle team returned at night for safety and I felt resentment against the staff for not helping her. This led to me behaving rashly. The post was created out of frustration and worry and I apologize for creating any misunderstanding. I had a misunderstanding about the animals, which were actually used to film the insert shots.

SBS also added, "Drinking with staff members as they move from location to location is a common occurrence,” and “Everything filmed on this real variety program is true and we will keep it that way.”

ZE:A5 releases “She’s Gone” PV

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 07:28 AM PST

ZE:A5 have released the PV for “She’s Gone“.

As mentioned before, ZE:A5 is a subgroup of ZE:A, consisting of SiwanHyungsikKevinDongjun, and Minwoo, that will promote in Japan.

ZE:A5 released 'The Classic' in Japan on February 7th and will hold a mini live and free hug event in a few cities. "She's Gone" and "Lovely Days", written by Kevin, will both be included in 'The Classic'.

Check out the “She’s Gone” PV below!

Two X releases “Ring Ma Bell” MV teaser

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 07:04 AM PST

After debuting with "Double Up" last year, Two X have released the music video teaser for “Ring Ma Bell“!

“Ring Ma Bell” is the rookie group’s second single, which they’ll be making a comeback with in six days. It looks like Two X will be working with a bright, colorful concept this time around.

In the meantime, check out the MV teaser below!

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung becomes new endorsement model for ‘Double M’

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 07:00 AM PST

Sooyoung has been picked up as the new endorsement model for Double M.

The Girls’ Generation model will be promoting the accessory brand’s spring/summer line for 2013. The brand’s representative revealed that the reason Sooyoung was chosen as their “muse” was because the Double M item she was photographed with at Wonder Girls Sun‘s wedding completely sold out.

The ‘Louise’ line recently worn by Sooyoung at the airport (below) will be available at Double M stores across Korea on February 8th KST.

4minute members attend Sohyun’s high school graduation

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 06:36 AM PST

4minute celebrated the high school graduation of their youngest member Sohyun.

Jihyun tweeted, “Just a bit ago, Sohyun attended her graduation ceremony at Poong Moon Girls High School. Congratulate her!” Photos from the graduation show Jihyun standing behind Sohyun, while HyunA gets a little teary. Sohyun also posted, “I graduated high school,” expressing her excitement.

Fans responded, “You still seem like a baby. I can’t believe you’re an adult now”, “Now all the 4minute members are adults”, and more.

Congrats to Sohyun!

2AM’s Jinwoon comments on his ‘We Got Married’ partner Go Jun Hee

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 06:12 AM PST

2AM‘s youngest member Jinwoon commented on his ‘We Got Married‘ partner Go Jun Hee.

The two stars were revealed as the new couple on the reality show to replace Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo. Jinwoon and Go Jun Hee have already wrapped up filming their first episode on February 3rd.

The 2AM member commented, “My usual ideal type is an older woman who’s tall. That’s why I liked her,” suggesting that the couple probably hit it off. With Jinwoon standing at 185cm (~6′) and the actress at 172cm (~5’7″), the new on-screen couple is being noted for their tall height.

The Jinwoon-Go Jun Hee couple will be featured on the February 9th KST episode of ‘We Got Married’.

In other news, 2AM is preparing to make a comeback with a new album this March, and Go Jun Hee is starring in the SBS drama ‘Yawang‘.

SISTAR19′s Bora thanks fans for their ‘M! Countdown’ win

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 05:45 AM PST

SISTAR19‘s Bora thanked fans for the subunit’s first ‘M! Countdown‘ win with their hit song “Gone Not Around Any Longer“.

Bora tweeted shortly after the music program aired, “Thank you so so so so much!!! Thank you very much for giving so much love to SISTAR19′s ‘Gone Not Around Any Longer’!! We’ll really work hard to make sure we show you how we improve~!!! STAR1 (fan club), I love you, I’m sorry, and thank you <3.”

What made the duo’s win even more special was that SISTAR members Dasom and Soyu acted as guest hosts for the broadcast as well.

Fans commented, “Congratulations!!! B.E.S.T. SISTAR <3″, “SISTAR is the best”, “The fact that Soyu and Dasom were there made this win even sweeter. Congrats SISTAR!!!”, and more.

J.Y. Park is like King Kong?

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 05:20 AM PST

J.Y. Park admitted his similarities to King Kong.

J.Y. Park had shown off his adorable puppy recently. He must have gotten incredibly attached to her as he tweeted, “Pie falls asleep most easily in my hands. I guess she feels secure…,” and attached the above photo of tiny Pie fast asleep in his palms.

The cute moment was broken up by an actor from his label, Lee Jung Jin, who couldn’t help but point out, “But why did this movie suddenly come into my head… hehe.” Lee Jung Jin then attached a photo of a scene from the movie ‘King Kong’. The photos were actually seemed a bit similar, especially considering J.Y. Park’s nickname “gorilla.”

The hilarious comparison amused J.Y. Park, who tweeted back, “I thought of this movie too keke. We have telepathy keke.”

Actress Han Hye Jin pays hospital fees for burn victim patient from Myanmar

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 04:55 AM PST

Actress Han Hye Jin, who is known as the “Healing Angel” for her consistent charity work, performed another good deed by paying for the hospital fees of a burn victim patient from Myanmar.

Korea University Medical Center revealed, “24-year-old Somo Ehnang is a burn victim patient who couldn’t close her eyes and move her neck properly for the past 12 years. She wasn’t able to fully complete treatment in Myanmar, so she arrived in Korea on January 12th to receive treatment. She underwent her third round of surgery and will receive her fourth on the 7th. The surgery and hospital fees usually cost around 100 million won (~$92,000 USD), but the Korea University Medical Center generously lowered the fees to 30 million won (~$28,000 USD), and Han Hye Jin personally offered to cover the bill.”

Her agency NamooActors stated, “As a World Vision ambassador, she conducted charity work in Tanzania this past year, but we were unaware of this activity. She usually does good deeds without the agency knowing, so there have been instances when we heard about it later from other sources.”

Han Hye Jin is currently a co-host on SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp‘ and will also be making her return as an actress in the upcoming SBS drama ‘All About My Love‘, which will premiere this April.

Actor Jo In Sung suffers a hand injury during filming of ‘Wind Blows in Winter’

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST

Actor Jo In Sung recently suffered a hand injury while filming for the upcoming SBS drama ‘Wind Blows in Winter‘ (‘That Winter, The Wind Blows‘).

It has been revealed that the actor was sent to the emergency room immediately following his injury on the 4th and received 13 stitches on his hand in total. After receiving treatment, Jo In Sung showed his professionalism by quickly returning to the drama set to finish the rest of his scenes.

A representative revealed, “After acting out a scene where [Jo In Sung] slams the wall, the glass beside it cracked, and he injured his hand. Since the lead actor suffered an unexpected injury, the staff and castmates were all anxious, but Jo In Sung’s calm nature brought the atmosphere on set back to normal and we completed filming. Jo In Sung’s preparation for his return after five years to the small screen is impressive. One week ahead of the premiere of his drama, Jo In Sung puts up a strong front to prevent any possible interference with the filming schedule.”

We wish Jo In Sung a speedy recovery! Catch the premiere of ‘Wind Blows in Winter’ on February 13th KST!

G.NA confesses she registered for her own anti-cafe

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 04:05 AM PST

G.NA confessed she registered for her own anti-cafe out of curiosity.

The singer featured as a guest on February 6th’s ‘Radio Star‘ along with Kang Ye Bin and Park Eun Ji. On the show, she revealed, “I registered for my own anti-cafe, and I didn’t enter it.

She explained, “At first, I was aiming to work harder by getting provoked by the negative comments, but I guess I’m just human because that didn’t work out well,” explaining that the criticisms disheartened her instead.

G.NA added, “My mom goes in it all the time. She gets really upset when she sees the comments.” On the show, G.NA also discussed rumors about a supposed breast surgery and performing at the military.

In other news, G.NA is preparing to make a comeback this March.

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa unveils his new studio

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 03:41 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa, who is receiving attention as a songwriter these days, unveiled his new studio!

Yonghwa shared on Twitter, “Finally revealing my new studio! kekeke After producing in my small room, it feels so good to have a nice room like thisã…  keke. See you later on the radio~~,” along with the photo above.

The photo shows Yonghwa proudly showing off his new studio with a coffee in hand, while he works on composing.

CNBLUE recently made their chart-topping comeback with “I’m Sorry“, which was composed by Yonghwa himself.

Hopefully with this new studio, Yonghwa will continue to make hits.

Tip: kiko erina

SISTAR19 wins #1 + Performances from the February 7th episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 03:10 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Huh Gak and Clazziquai held their comeback stages.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between SISTAR19 and CNBLUE, but in the end, it was SISTAR19 who clinched the win tonight with "Gone Not Around Any Longer"!

Congratulations to SISTAR19 on their 'M! Countdown' trophy!


[Next Week's Teasers]

< Rainbow, NU’EST, Two X >


Performers tonight included Baechigi, 4men, ALi, Shinjae, Nine Muses, SISTAR19, MYNAME, Eric Nam, Shin Choi, Hello Venus, SPEED, INFINITE H, and 2YOON.

Check out the performances below:


< 4men >


< Baechigi feat. SPICA's Jiwon >


< Nine Muses >


< SISTAR19 >




< ALi >


< 2YOON >


< Hello Venus >






< Eric Nam >


< Shin Choi >


< SISTAR’s Soyu >


Clazziquai come back with “Love Recipe” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 03:05 AM PST

After pre-releasing their track "Sweetest Name", Clazziquai have returned with their 5th album!

The album is titled 'Blessed', while the title track is “Love Recipe“. The release was highly anticipated by the group’s fans.

Check out their comeback performance below!

Huh Gak returns with “1440″ on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 02:40 AM PST

Singer Huh Gak has released his first full-length album 'Little Giant', and he’s now returned to promote the album’s title track “1440“!

'Little Giant' features a total of nine lovely songs, including the pre-released track "Monodrama" feat. 'Superstar K4's Yoo Seung Woo, which dominated music charts prior to the album release. It has also been revealed that Huh Gak wrote the lyrics for the track "Because I Want to Love", showing his growth as an artist. The music video for “1440″ stars A Pink‘s Hayoung and Do Ji Han.

Check out Huh Gak’s ‘M! Countdown‘ comeback performance below!

Actress Park Soo Jin spotted at the gym

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 02:25 AM PST

Actress, and former member of girl group Sugar, Park Soo Jin has captured the attention of netizens with her toned figure.

On February 6th, several pictures were revealed through a post titled “Park Soo Jin’s superior body spotted at the gym” on an online community board.

The pictures show Park Soo Jin in the midst of a workout at the gym. The pictures gained attention for showing off Park Soo Jin’s small face and slim body.

Netizens commented, “She worked out really hard“, “Park Soo Jin is pretty even in workout clothes“, “I’m jealous of her body“, and more.

Park Soo Jin is currently starring in tvN‘s drama ‘Flower Boy Next Door.’

Song Hye Gyo and Jo In Sung ranked as the most highly anticipated on-screen couple

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 02:00 AM PST

On-screen couple Song Hye Gyo and Jo In Sung from SBS‘ upcoming drama ‘Wind Blows in Winter‘ (‘That Winter, The Wind Blows‘) were recently ranked by netizens as the #1 most highly anticipated pairing to hit the small screen.

Naver conducted a poll asking netizens, “New drama, who is the most highly anticipated couple pairing?” After almost 15,000 votes were calcuated, the Song Hye Gyo-Jo In Sung pairing dominated the ranking with a whopping 63.2% of the votes. Trailing behind were ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘s Joo Won and Choi Kang Hee in 2nd place and ‘Queen of Ambition‘s Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae in 3rd.

Song Hye Gyo and Jo In Sung’s new drama will premiere on February 13th KST!